There Is Always More Room For Another Classic Boat.

Moms Mink is for sale.

“Moms Mink” is for sale.

It’s that time of year again. Every boat for sale is the perfect boat, the boat you always wanted. An entire summer of boating is ahead of us. This year though is different than the past 4 or so years. Boats are popping up for sale that have not before, and most dramatically, they are selling. Selling fast. U22’s are one of the hot boats this year, selling like hot cakes and prices are up on them. If you are like me, you cruise Ebay, Antique Boat Center, Katz’s Marina and Sierra Boat Co. to see whats out there. And if I want something more exotic, I drool all  over Al Capone’s boat at St Lawrence Restoration from the Martin Smith Collection..  Yesterday for example we got word from the good folks at Antique Boat Center that one of our Woody Boat of the month boat was sadly for sale. “Moms Mink”, a one owner Gar Wood we featured HERE, on Woody Boater is for sale by Jim’ Widow. Sadly Jim passed away recently. This is a very rare opportunity to own a very special  stunning boat, priced right and comes with an amazing history. The listing is HERE.  

Moms Mink is one of the most beautiful models that Gar Wood made.

Moms Mink is one of the most beautiful models that Gar Wood made.

Another cool boat out there that you may make room for is this cool 1958 Milo-Craft 18′ Grenadier with 1960 Evinrude Starflite 75 on ebay. HERE is the listing

1958 Milo-Craft 18'

1958 Milo-Craft 18′

And this last one, in what appears to be a very very well priced 1955 Chris Craft Holiday. HERE.

WOW, for the price, this could be the deal of the day

WOW, for the price, this could be the deal of the day

For this price you can’t beat this deal. Claims to have a new bottom and is ready to go. A new bottom on a boat this size is 20K , if you are lucky. So what are you waiting for? Get on the sites and start shopping, its gonna be toasty outside soon enough. And then where will you be.. Up a river without a…. boat.


32 replies
  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    If I didn’t have a bunch of other pressing expenses this year, that Garwood would have a new home. 🙁

  2. Paul H.
    Paul H. says:

    Those post war Gar Wood runabouts are for my money THE most attractive small runabout built. When they are correctly done they are stunning, and I was acually suprised at how appealing it was when I finally saw one in person. They look better in person than they do in photographs for some reason. Something about them just works, nice trim, gorgeous shape and proportions, just the real deal. It is a shame there are so few around, but that may be why they are revered to some degree. I believe they were called a “Commodore”, and this is one I’d like to own. However, no more room at the Inn for any more boats.

    Question for Texx – what is the panel type truck under cover on the right side of the header? Immediate post-war Chev?

  3. Alex
    Alex says:

    Plank on frame is sooooo yesterday. Ply is where it’s at. Buy stock in Okume. Big order coming.

    (Insider information.)

  4. Slats
    Slats says:

    Wow! Some real beauts at some real reasonable prices. Can anyone tell me why CC stopped with the blonde trim on the Holidays? Was it a cost thing? You look at a ’53 Holiday and just drool and convulse(or maybe I’m the only one) at how amazing it is.

  5. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Per the Chris Craft Essential Guide, the 16 ft. Riviera, with the CC B 4cyl. engine (only engine available) weighs 1890 pounds.

  6. Texx
    Texx says:

    I don’t know what that panel truck is in the header shot today. When I was there, the stuff inside the museum was my main focus… and I only had 1.5 hours to tour the place.

    See tomorrows story for the details, including a rare wooden boat from the early 1940’s.

    One thing for sure, those Volkswagon Beetle tail lights are not original.

  7. Alex
    Alex says:

    That Gar should be called “Instead of Mom’s Mink.”

    And another thing. Texx. Your cover shot looks good. Too good. You moved that anchor there, didn’t you? The tug too. Fess up.

  8. Texx
    Texx says:

    Yes Alex – We used this to drag the anchor up from nearby Flathead Lake just for the cover shot…

  9. Cobourg-Kid
    Cobourg-Kid says:

    Suprised Alex did not catch this… the caption on the header is .. well you know ….its just not quite right. Matt did you switch out the “L “in Polson for an “I”?

    • Alex
      Alex says:

      Oh I saw that. But I thought, well, this is America. Maybe there is such a museum. After all, we have a National Museum of Funeral History, a Museum of Questionable Medical Devices, and the SPAM Museum (and no, I don’t mean e-mail), among others. P.S. We even have The Julia C. Bulette Red Light Museum. And no, it has nothing to do with traffic.

  10. Texx
    Texx says:

    Is the Paul Bunyan boat in the header smiling? Like a boat from the movie “Cars” (Just sayin’)

  11. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Which is heavier….the Paul Bunyan boat or the packard next to it.

    If we have to crash…I want to be in the Packard.

    John in Va.

  12. brian t
    brian t says:

    I’d love to have that Gar but I’m afraid that my budget will only allow for the following:

  13. Phroggie
    Phroggie says:

    Here’s another great boat for sale. 2001 Classic Craft, 20′ Gentleman’s Race Boat, Chevy 350, top speed 50+.
    Contact United Yacht sales for details.

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